CANDIDATES standing in the South Yorkshire Mayoral election are to take part in a live debate — and you could be in the audience.
Hosted at BBC Radio Sheffield by presenter Toby Foster in partnership with the Rotherham Advertiser, The Star and Barnsley Chronicle, the debate will take place on Wednesday April 25 from 6.30pm and will be aired later that week.
Confirmed as standing in the May 3 vote are:
Labour: Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis, who, if elected, will continue with his parliamentary duties.
Conservative: Ian Walker, who lives in Hallam, where he stood as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate at the last two general elections.
Yorkshire Party: Mick Bower, from Whiston, who stood for Rotherham MP in 2017 and said that, if elected, he would “fight to get the best devolution deal available for the people of South Yorkshire”.
Liberal Democrats: Hannah Kitching, a businesswoman who is from Penistone and runs a manufacturing company with her husband.
South Yorkshire Save Our NHS: Naveen Judah, Rotherham resident.
Green Party: Rob Murphy, speaker for the Green Group on Sheffield Council.
English Democrats: David Allen, from Doncaster, who has previously stood for election as Mayor of Doncaster and as a candidate for South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
If you would like to be in the audience — numbers are very limited — please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details, voting intention and possible question for the candidates.